Zitotec 200 MCG Tablet
Zitotec 200 MCG Tablet is used for medical abortion and treat post delivery bleeding. It is advised to take this medication only after taking medical help. It is used also for preventing stomach ulcers while you are under the medication of certain NSAID drugs; especially if you are at a greater risk or have a family medical history of ulcers. It can also help to decrease your risk of ulcer complications such as bleeding.
This medication works by protecting the lining of the stomach, by lowering the acid amount that comes in contact with it. Zitotec 200 MCG Tablet can also be combined with mifepristone, to be used for abortion. Before being prescribed to Zitotec 200 MCG Tablet, inform your doctor if you have conditions like-
- Heart disease
- Kidney disease
- Ulcerative colitis
- Crohn’s disease (inflammatory bowel disease)
- Pregnant or trying to be pregnant
- Breast-feeding mother
- Any allergies to medicines or food.
You can take the medication with food. Make sure that you follow your doctor’s prescribed dose and do not stop taking it abruptly. In case you miss a dose, you can take it when you remember it but do not take two doses in a single time. If using it on children, ensure to talk to the paediatrician first as special care may be required.
You must avoid smoking or drinking while you are prescribed to Zitotec 200 MCG Tablet. They can possibly cause more irritation in the stomach, making it susceptible to more damage. Also, do not have the medicine if you are pregnant or plan for pregnancy while taking this medication.
The medication is primarily used for the following conditions:
Induction Of Labor
How long is the duration of effect?The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 3-5 hours.
What is the onset of action?The effect of this medicine can be observed after 2-3 hours of administration.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?Use of this medicine for the treatment of ulcers is not recommended for pregnant women as the risk of birth defects, abortion and other abnormalities are very high. All women of childbearing potential are advised to use adequate means of contraception while using this medicine.
Is it habit forming?No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?This medicine is should be used with caution in women who are breastfeeding. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Is It safe with alcohol?Caution must be taken in consuming alcohol while taking this medicine.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?The patient must not drive after taking this medicine, as this medicine causes side effects that affects the alertness and vision of the patient.
Does this affect kidney function?This medicine is found to be safe to use in patients with kidney disease.
Does this affect liver function?This medicine is found to be safe to use in patients with liver disease.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Zitotec 200 MCG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Missed Dose instructionsTake the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, then the missed dose can be skipped.
Overdose instructionsContact a doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected.
This is a prostaglandin E1 analogue and reduces the amount of acid produced in the stomach. It further protects the stomach walls by increasing the production of bicarbonates and mucus. This can cause the smooth muscles of the uterus to contract and the cervix to relax.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Alcohol
Interaction with Lab Test
Interaction with Medicine
- Dinoprostone: Report the use of either of the medications to the doctor. Use of these medicines together is not recommended as the risk of vaginal cramps and bleeding is very high.
- Antacids containing magnesium: Report the use of any magnesium containing antacid to the doctor before receiving Misoprostol. The risk of medicine induced diarrhea is very high when these medicines are used together. Inform the use of any antacid to the doctor before Misoprostol is prescribed.
Interaction with Disease
DiseaseInformation not available.
Interaction with Food
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